Hostel Reviews

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August 28, 2015
This is a grim, gory, and unapologetically grungy piece of "survival horror." I dug it.
October 25, 2013
Whereas most modern slasher films cut straight to the flesh-ripping for no purpose of art or psychological stimulation, Hostel marries them with skillful execution and, somehow, a relevant subtext.
August 30, 2009
A series of interesting ideas floating around a sea of blood
November 20, 2008
July 3, 2008
Roth is able to change the focus from frolicking raunchiness to extreme chilliness in a way that's quite sobering.
August 3, 2007
A stern moralistic rebuke to ugly-Americanism. The movie is in-your-face but not pointlessly so.
June 21, 2007
You are unlikely to find another contemporary American horror movie with as much intensity and style as this one.
June 6, 2007
The skill with which Eli Roth has constructed his film, especially its first 40 minutes, leads me to give it the benefit of the doubt. It's creepy, gripping, horrifying stuff.
December 29, 2006
Whether or not this kind of horror movie is your cup of tea, you have to at least admire Roth for the daring and creativity with which he illustrates that concept.
December 13, 2006 one is going to mistake "Hostel" for a travelogue, unless they are looking for a journey full of terror.
October 7, 2006
September 26, 2006
A thoroughly intriguing twist on the horror genre.
August 2, 2006
The first act's filler, otherwise it's a squirmer. Bring a bucket.
May 12, 2006
In the last act, it goes off the tracks a bit by becoming a silly revenge thriller, but otherwise it's quite decent.
April 6, 2006
Quienes busquen lo más parecido a una pesadilla a cambio del precio de una entrada, saldrán bastante satisfechos.
March 27, 2006
Eli Roth may not be re-defining the horror genre, but he has certainly infused it with a welcome dose of old-school sensibilities and new-school flair
March 23, 2006
Eli Roth has clearly seen way too many video nasties than can strictly be considered healthy - the first half of the film is wall-to-wall gratuitous sex and violence, and not always in a good way.
March 18, 2006
Despite its ruthless drive-in shocks, Hostel actually makes an intriguing point about the nature of pleasure for its own sake and the constant desire to increase sensory intake.
February 26, 2006
4 star accommodation complete with complimentary continental chills. A tasty, well-blended cocktail of horror that blood buffs won't need a straw to sip down
February 18, 2006
Don't book into this Hostel unless you're a horror fan. Or if you do, don't complain ...the premise is as twisted and terrifying as the acts themselves.
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